Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Faulk Family Task List

Yup, that's just a dang fancy phrase for "chore chart."

I decided this needed to happen.  I am so tired at the end of the day from working a full time teaching job plus three part-time theatre jobs that the LAST thing I want to do is clean.  So, I end up letting everything pile up until I literally dread coming home.  This results in a totally massive, totally random meltdown that usually ends with me scrubbing the whole apartment clean for hours.  I'm then in a MUCH better mood for a couple weeks until the cycle repeats itself.

This had to stop.

So, I created the Faulk Family Task List.  It lists the basic chores that need to be done around the house.  Some need to be done just once a week while others need to be done every day.  That's why I LOVE this cute chore chart template I found through Microsoft Office Online.  You can download the template HERE.  After I personalized it for what worked for our family, it looked like this:

I love how this template has a place for you to write the chores and who is doing them, and you can change it all by day.  We've put this into practice for the past two days and so far it's working great!

My husband was a little reluctant at first.  His first thoughts were more like nightmares from his youth involving "endless" chore lists and an angry mother; however, after realizing that it would help me de-stress a bit, he was much more willing.  I'll let you know if we keep up with it!

How do you get chores done?


  1. Hi! That chart looks perfect (well, needs to be customized for my family) for our needs too!
    I clicked on the link, but it didn't work. Any way you could update the link?

  2. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=task%20list&ex=2&av=all#ai:TC102805727|